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       WMBiff - A dockable Mailbox Monitor


       wmbiff [-display <display name>] [-geometry +XPOS+YPOS] [-c <filename>] [-h] [-v] [-debug]
       [-fg <foreground-color>] [-bg  <background-color>]  [-hi  <highlight-color>]  [-font  <X11
       font>|default] [-o] [+w]


       WMbiff  displays  the  status  of  up  to  five mailboxes. It shows the number of new mail
       messages, if any, otherwise 0. In classic mode instead of 0 it shows the total  number  of
       messages.   It  also  has  mail  retrieval  capabilities, and can be configured to do this
       automatically. At the moment, UNIX-style, maildir, POP3,  APOP  and  IMAP4  mailboxes  are

       The  mailboxes are displayed in 5 different lines, each one with its own description of up
       to five chars. If no mail is present in a given mailbox, WMbiff  will  display  the  total
       number  of  mails in cyan. If there's new mail in the box, the number of new messages will
       be displayed in yellow. When new mail arrives, this number will  optionally  flash  for  a
       small  period of time, and also optionally, a command can be executed on mail arrival (for
       example, opening your mail reader or playing a sound file).

       Pressing mouse button 1 will execute a command, defined in the user's config  file.  Mouse
       button 3 will execute a command to fetch mail, if defined.  To restart wmbiff, press mouse
       button 1 while holding control and shift keys, or send it SIGUSR1.


       -h     Show summary of options.

       -v     Show version of program.

       -display <display name>
              Use an alternate X Display.

       -geometry <geometry>
              Initial window position.

       -c <filename>
              Use specified configuration file instead of ~/.wmbiffrc.

       -debug Print verbose log of progress.

       -fg <color>
              Use specified X11 color for foreground. Implies -font default, unless overridden.

       -bg <color>
              Use specified X11 color for background. Implies -font default, unless overridden.

       -hi <color>
              Use specified X11 color for  new  mail  counters.  Implies  -font  default,  unless

       -font <font>
              Use  specified  X11  font  instead of the LED pixmap.  This may be more readable or
              suitable for some non-US characters.  The special font "default"  tells  wmbiff  to
              use a compile time default.

              When  using  TLS  (IMAPS), keep going, even if the server's certificate is invalid.
              Invalid certificates have expired, have a different hostname than you connected to,
              are  corrupt, or have been revoked.  Do not use this option unless wmbiff fails and
              suggests it to you, and even then, be  careful  and  consider  alerting  your  mail
              system  administrator  first.   The  need  to  use  this option is a sign of server

       -relax Assume the  configuration  is  correct,  parse  it  without  paranoia,  and  assume
              hostnames are okay.

       -o     Enable classical mode look and behaviour: shows the number of new mail messages, if
              any, or the total number of messages.  This option also enables the special keyword
              "beep" (disabled by default).

       +w     Do not use the "withdrawn" state: the wmbiff window will not be captured as an icon
              and placed in the dock, but will instead have its own window.  This  option  starts
              with  a '+' for consistency with other software programs: many use '-w' to mean the


       Send bug reports or suggestions to the Window  Maker  Development  Mailing  List  <wmaker->.    Consider  attaching a transcript of your session, generated
              wmbiff -debug | tee wmbiff-log
       Be sure to remove any instances of your password.


              peruser wmbiff configuration file.


       This manual page was written by Jordi Mallach <>, originally  for  the
       Debian system (but may be used by others).
       WMBiff was first maintained by Gennady Belyakov. Since January 2001 it is maintained group
       of people that have added lots of new features to the original  program.  Please  see  the
       README document for a list of all the people involved.


       /usr/share/doc/wmbiff/examples/sample.wmbiffrc (or equivalent for your system)